Like, really angry. Unhinged, almost foaming at the mouth angry.
In a video posted Oct. 8, Olbermann explicitly called President Trump a terrorist who must be destroyed and said that his enablers must be prosecuted, convicted, and removed from society. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett was among the list of people he specifically name checked in his rant.
What crime is the current federal judge and respected legal scholar guilty of, exactly, that would warrant such treatment?
This is the kind of irrational, indiscriminate anger that caused the French Revolution to devolve into so much bloodshed that the Reign of Terror and the guillotine were forever associated with it.
His remarks start at about the 8:25 mark of the video:
“The terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box, and then he, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators, and the Mike Lees and the William Barrs, and Sean Hannitys, and the Mike Pences, and the Rudy Gullianis and the Kyle Rittenhouses and the Amy Coney Barretts must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has destroyed by turning it over to a virus.”
Olbermann also said that the electoral win must be enough to chase “Trump and the maggots off the stage.”
If his “maggots” reference is wordplay on “MAGA” (magats), then it seems like he’s calling for the removal of about 60 million people from society because he disagrees with them politically.
What is it with former ESPN hosts being so angry? Politics ain’t beanbag but this is ridiculous.